Philadelphia Latvian Baptist Youth Society

Adolph Kamerowsky

Adolph Kamerowsky

Adolph Kamerowsky (Adolph Kamarovsky) was born in 1890 in Liepāja, Latvia, and immigrated to the United States in August 1913 aboard the S.S. Kursk, according to his naturalization petition.1

Kamerowsky entered the United States through New York. It is not known when he arrived in Philadelphia or for how long he stayed. On his 1917 draft registration card, he listed 228 N. 12th St. in Philadelphia as his address and stated that he worked as a laborer.2

He was still among the youth society's members in 1924, but by at least the mid-1920s was living in New York City. Kamerowsky became a U.S. citizen in 1928. One of the witnesses to his naturalization petition was the Rev. John Kweetin, pastor of the New York Latvian Baptist Church.

According to his 1942 draft registration card, Kamerowsky was still living in New York. His address at the time was 21 Stuyvesant St.3


1. "New York, U.S. District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1991", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 September 2021), Adolph Kamarovsky, 1927.

2. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005. Kamerowsky's year of birth is listed on the registration card as 1893, not 1890 as in other documents.

3. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.